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Here's the latest on Thunder Valley from John Parker:

Thunder Valley Speedway (I love that name) in Fountain Inn, SC (Greenville metro) is just about ready to race. We have been at the track for the past two weekends after returning from the Daytona area and then MidCarolina Speedway races. We have prepped the track again and do not plan to allow practice on it until race day, March 31st. It looks good!

The other details I mentioned in an earlier email including water truck, restroom facilities, pit area and spectator area have been improved and are also ready to go. We put down two loads of gravel to improve the roads and have bush hogged additional parking areas for pit and spectator parking. New light bulbs have been installed but we still plan to have additional temporary lights run by generators (highway maintenance type) to be sure lighting is up to standard.

There seems to be significant "buzz" in the local area with regard to spectators. Hopefully, we will have a good crowd and will put on a good show. We sure would like to get flat track going again in Greenville. There used to be motorcycle dirt tracks just north of Greenville and in Greer, SC, Anderson, SC and Asheville, NC.

We have heard that a good group of Pro riders are planning to race at TVSW. Most of the MidCarolina amateur regulars will also be on hand to have fun and help get the new track going. Of course we are counting on a good group of AHRMA Southeast regulars, too.

For the AHRMA guys, I recommend gearing about the same as Aonia Pass. Then adjust from there maybe one tooth up or down. I think the straightaways at TVSW are a little longer but the track is very similar in size.

If you want to see the track, go to the MapQuest satellite view of Fountain Inn, SC. Follow Hwy 418 north east from town until it intersects with Scuffletown Road and then turn right (south east). TVSW is one mile from the intersection. The sat-photo is old (4 years?) from back when they ran Go Karts there.

I'll be looking for you and the other AHRMA racers on Saturday, March 31st.

Best regards,

John Parker

Thunder Valley Speedway Flat Track Update